Nathalie’s Thai Peanut Sauce

There are many versions of this recipe that people make. I like this recipe because its easy and it makes a lot. It’s also a very “loose” recipe so if you want it more peanutty you can add more peanut butter or if you want it more spicy you can add more curry paste.  I don’t measure when I cook, so I’ve tried to give you ratio’s  but you can always add more or less depending on your taste.

Nathalie's Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1/4 can Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon of tamarind juice or fresh lemon (more to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar or palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon (or to taste) fish sauce


  • In a medium sauce pan, mix the curry paste with a teaspoon of peanut oil and stir until hot, add coconut milk, broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add peanut butter, sugar, fish sauce and lemon. Bring to a boil for 5 minute stirring the entire time so it doesn’t burn.
  • If you want your peanut sauce more dense, add more peanut butter.
  • If you want a looser sauce, add a bit more chicken broth
  • Taste and make sure there is enough salt and sour taste.
  • Add more sugar if its too spicy.


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